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Tricky: Hackney Empire/Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Nick Hasted, Independent, The, 25 April 1997

TRICKY'S MIND can't freeze long enough to be recorded. Since Maxinquaye's trip-hop trigger, he's been too edgy, too impatient, to stay in the studio honing the noises in his head. So we have to make do with creepy, insidious affairs like last year's Pre-Millennium Tension.

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